Irene D. Thacher, age 89 formerly of Edina, died Monday, January 3, 2011 in Kenyon.

Memorial services will be held at 11 am Saturday January 15, 2011 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Hopkins. Spring interment will be at Grand View Park Cemetery, Hopkins.

Memorial visitation will be at church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Irene Deloris, the daughter of Oscar and Ida (Johnson) Vane was born February 24, 1921 in Dawson. She was a self-employed beautician. Irene was a caring person and good friend to many.

She is survived by two children, Susan Larson of Kenyon and Tom Turner of Faribault; one granddaughter, Lisa (and Todd Buetow) Larson of Coon Rapids; two brothers, Russ (Alice) Vane and Charles (Lanier) Vane.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Doris Selness.

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Name: Lynn Rekvig
Date: Wednesday January 19, 2011


Hi, I live at 4350 Brookside Court in Edina and Irene was such a kind sweet woman. One day, I couldn't get my car started and needed to go up to Jerry's grocery store. Irene was in the garage getting ready to leave, so I just asked if I could get a ride from her and she gladly obliged. Whenever I saw Irene, she was cheerful and genuinely interested in knowing how I was doing. I had no idea that she was 91 years old! She was a fun loving and kind person. I will miss her here at Brookside. I am sorry for your loss. My best regards, Lynn Rekvig #220

Name: Dawn Jandro
Date: Saturday January 08, 2011


I remember going to Irene's home with her granddaughter, Lisa. I was pretty sheltered as a child, meaning, my parents seldom took me out of Faribault nor anywhere. Going to Irene's home with Lisa for an overnight was an adventure for me! She let us swim in her pool, took us shopping where we bought matching shirts, and took us to a movie. I think we saw Black Beauty or something of that nature and I loved it! Lisa's Grandma also reminded Lisa, who reminded me, how we have a special friendship that has been molded over close to 30 years! When Lisa was sick with cancer, Irene told Lisa we need to remember our friendship and keep in touch. Those words stuck with me because it reminded me how precious life is and how valuable friendships are. I'm not sure if Lisa remembers even telling me this! Thanks Lisa for being my friend and I'm so sorry about your Grandma. She was a beautiful lady! Love you, Dawn Jandro

Name: Dave, Marla, David & Maranda Vane
Date: Wednesday January 05, 2011


Dear Lisa, Susie & Tommy, We are so saddened by the loss of your wonderful mom and grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were blessed to have Aunt Irene in our family and to know her warmth and kindness. We will miss her so very much.